$65,000 Arbitration Award for Automobile AccidentDecember 1, 2012
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $65,000 arbitration award an automobile accident. The plaintiff’s vehicle became disabled and he activated his emergency hazard lights and pulled his vehicle over to side of the road. While stopped or stopping, he was struck in the rear by the defendant’s vehicle. The plaintiff had undergone right knee and left shoulder surgeries before the accident occurred, but after the accident he required additional surgeries for those body parts. The defense argued that the injuries sustained by the plaintiff were preexisting and not related to the accident. The case was settled in arbitration and award of $65,000 was made.